“More Than Bricks and Mortar: Smoketown, Sheppard Square and Local Housing Realities,” a community conversation
“More Than Bricks and Mortar: Smoketown, Sheppard Square and Local Housing Realities” is part of the annual Basehart Lecture series at Spalding, which each year hosts a public event that promotes community engagement.
The event will be held at Spalding University, Egan Leadership Center Lectorium
“We take some issue that is affecting the Louisville community, including neighborhood residents, and bring in multiple points of view for a dialogue,” says Chris Kolb, one of the event’s organizers and a faculty member of the School of Liberal Studies.
This year’s community conversation will focus on the major theme of “Crossing Borders,” which explores borders that divide the community such as the boundaries of neighborhoods, race and socioeconomics. The School of Liberal Studies explores the theme throughout classes, lectures and community engagement efforts.
The panel will include:
• Deonte Hollowell, Ph.D., instructor of history at Spalding, will moderate the discussion
• Lavel White, featured speaker and filmmaker, will screen selections from his two documentaries on Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood, “More than Bricks and Mortar: The Sheppard Square Story” and “More than Bricks and Mortar Part II: Smoketown A New Beginning”
• Cathy Hinko, executive director, Metropolitan Housing Coalition
• Chris Kolb, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at Spalding
• Former residents of Sheppard Square
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 502-585-9911 or visit spalding.edu
Spalding University, Egan Leadership Center (Troutman Lectorium) 901 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203 View Map